Broughton Choir St John Baptist Parish Church

IOM TOUR
BLOG 2018

IOM Choristers' Blog
Click here

 


A HISTORY OF ST JOHN BAPTIST CHURCH BROUGHTON
By Brendan Hurley
Price £10.00

'LORD OF BEAUTY'
CD available at Church




 

 

 

 

Diary Dates

2018

Tuesday 3rd April – Monday  9th April
Boys’ Isle of Man Holiday Course

Wednesday 11th April
Choir Easter Holiday Break - No Choir Practice

Sunday 15th April
Choir Services resume at usual times.

And looking  ahead:

Dates of France Tour
Saturday 21st - Sunday 29th July (very early this year!)

Friday 14th December Carol Singing Evening

Broughton Club  etc

Saturday 15th December
Carol Singing Sainsbury’s.

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 17th, 18th, 20th December
Carol Concerts, Parish Hall

Sunday 23rd December
Carol Service Parish Church

Tuesday 25th December
Christmas Day Eucharist 10.00 am

To be arranged 2018
Evensong at Cartmel Priory (May / June)
Junior Boys' trip to Llandudno (July)
Senior Boys’ trip to Blackpool Pleasure Beach (late September /early October)
Kit-Kat Cricket .... and a  Sports afternoon etc! June / July

.... and a few bits and pieces

As always at this time of year, we will soon be ready to welcome new Probationers
… and as always, we need to ensure that parents of prospective boys are made aware of the fact that right on their doorstep, there is a Choir which is acknowledged as being one of the leading Parish Church Choirs in the country.

Please come along, to see the choir in action on a Sunday or Wednesday which is an important first step. You will be surprised just how very little is known about Broughton Choir in the locality!

Service Sheets
The  monthly Service Sheet, which in addition to lists of hymns and psalms, also includes details of Evensong Anthems and Service Settings, is e mailed to all Parents, Choristers and Friends of the Choir. The Boys, particularly those on the chairs, find it very useful to have a copy to put in their hymn books.

Name Tapes
Please put these on sweat shirts, ties, ruffs, surplices and cassocks. This saves so much time when items go missing –  as they occasionally do!!

Absence Slips
Thank you for continuing to return these after absences. Could I please ask, however,  that if an absence is foreseen, the slip (or e mail message) comes in beforehand whenever possible.  This helps so much with regard to distribution of music, and other preparations for Services and practices.

Absence Slips can of course  be downloaded from the splendid Choir Website (broughtonchoir.org) which Mrs Sandra Buckland kindly looks after for us.

... and  finally, don't  forget

that the splendidly produced monthly  magazine 'Broughton Outlook'  will keep you up to date with Parish 'happenings', and regularly includes amongst its features, Choir news and Photographs.
Copies can be purchased at the back of Church or you can have them delivered to your home.

With very best wishes
John Catterall

Music notes